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1) Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges.

2) Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:

  • freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
  • transfer - more than 12 college credits
  • Not Sure if you meet our minimum requirements? International students are considered for admission based on a hollistic review of their former academic work, English proficiency, and evidence of adequate financial resources. 

3) Submit an application and $40 fee on-line along with:

4) Receive an email from admissions officer with further details about which documents to send

5) Submit the documents requested

6) Once applicant is admitted, he/she will receive an email with instructions for having the I20 immigration document shipped

7) After the I20 is received students may apply for a visa interview

8) After the visa is granted students may arrange for travel to the US

9) Contact your academic advisor for information about selecting and enrolling in classes

Are you already a CESL student and want information about how to apply to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs at SIU? See our current CESL students page.